ent should be a lot easier...yes? Or, maybe not! How much of a role does job location play in finding and placing the best candidate?
Whether your a corporate or agency recruiter how significantly does location impede placing the best candidate? How much does job location influence the decision to pursue or not pursue an opportunity? Is this more of an issue today, even in a "tough job market", then it used to be? And, how often do you find your company or client is interested in placing the BEST candidate rather than holding to a mandate of being "on-site"?
Take a look at this article by Richard Florida which delves into industry clustering.
Then, take a look at these two maps displaying concentration of talent and industries:
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ion, location. A "white woman under 40" might be in the minority in Miami, FL. Just as an African-American or Hispanic male might be scarce in Maine.
Heck, I was the "token" female at a Fortune 500 company back in '87!
Although they won't come right out and say it, there are lines drawn: some companies like to have a "young" corporate culture and will only consider those under say 35. . .but, it will be phrased as "I'd like to see those with less than 10 years total work experience", or "if I can't pronounce the name, I don't want to see the resume".
It is a personal ethics question, the only person who knows how to answer it, is the one starring back from the mirror.…